To transform atmospheric CO2 into organic molecules, plants can use the energy from
Photosynthesis of a tree canopy is driven or influenced by
the total leaf area (LAI).
soil moisture (REW).
air humidity (VPD).
photosynthetically active solar radiation (PAR).
air temperature (T).
soil moisture (REW)
air humidity (VPD)
photosynthetically active solar radiation (PAR)
air temperature (T)
the total leaf area (LAI)
A complex microbiota lives belowground, releasing carbon dioxide to the soil.
Transpiration decreases as air becomes drier.
High soil moisture leads to decreased photosynthesis.
Early spring is a tricky time for plants due to the combination of sunny but still quite cold days.
When there is low soil moisture, plants close its stomata pores which then decreases photosynthesis.
In some part of the stems, some photosynthesis may also occur.
Leaf area increases with stand age, resulting in a decreasing rate of photosynthesis in the stand.
Carbon capture is performed by the green parts of plants via photosynthesis.
Plant respiration captures CO2.
As plants respire, they release